Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 24, 1886, Page 5, Image 5

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Hereby announce to the citizens of Om&ha and surrounding country , that on
They will open at 1319 Fariiam St. , a stock of Dry , Goods , Cloaks , Notions and Furnishing Goods ,
That will be complete in all the different departments , Our facilities for buying are unsurpassed , which enables us to sell at the lowest prices uossi-
ble to be made on first class goods , Our method of doing business is the only one that can do exact justice to all , We mark every article in plain
figures and sell
Strictly at One Price and for Cash , from Which Rule We Never Deviate.
This gives every customer an equal advantage , and a child can trade as well as the most expert shopper , It is a self-evident fact that firms doing
a credit business must employ a much larger capital , keep a force of expensive bookkeepers and collectors , beside losing a large amount in bad ac
counts. Who pays for all this ? The cash purchaser in every instance ,
Our aim will be to supply our stock with new and desirable goods as fast as they appear in the eastern markets , and trust by square dealing and close
attention to the wants of our customers to merit a share of the patronage of this community.
± 31Q FaaneLStECL Street ,
The Jury Fixes tlio Damages at Gnlv i
Thousand Dollars.
I'rocecillnus of the VOUIIK MCII'H
G'lirlHiian Association A Onso or
Itnpo Travelers' Protective
Association Inn coin NotcH.
The jury in the long drawn-out Hoffman
libel suit retired to the jury room Friday
evening , where they remained all night ,
and at ! ) o'clock yesterday morning they
returned a verdict awarding $1,000 to the
plaintitf. The counsel for the delenso
immediately made a motion for a now
trial , and if overruled an appeal will fol
low to the supreme court. Kvcry poli
tical enemy of Mr. Hosewatcr and the
political ring that fears honest daylight
in public , matters are ready to dunce a
hornpipe. Following tlio charge of the
judge in the case a verdict for the plaintiff - ,
tiff seemed to bo expected. Judge
Mason'.i closing speech was terse , pointed
and at times a terrific arraignment of the
false issues lugged into the trial. Upon
the measure of damages ho was particu
larly strong , and ho uprooted the pre
tense set up of mental anguish in a way
that fairly startled the Hoffman sym
pathizers. Ho challenged the jury to
show wherein a scintilla of damage had
boon shown by the evidence in the
case. Ho asked the jury how
much damage any publication could
do to a man who stood like Hoffman in
tlio stairway leading from the governor's
oflico at the tlmo of thu alleged state rob
bery and told Mr. Caldwell to wait and
see what would happen as they looked
upon a man with his gun to his shoulder
nnd who shot a fellow man in the back.
Judge Aluson declared that the publica
tion had been made in the interest of
good government ; that it had been con
clusively proven in that way , and that
now they had brought the defendants
nway from business from where the pub
lication was made to answer for stand
ing up for public good and the exposing
of what the paper believed was for the
interest 'of the people to know. The
plaintiff , the judgo'allegcd , had not lost a
dollar , had not lost position or honor ,
but had gained additions in both from
the executive of the slate since the expos
ures. The plaintiff , the judge further
declared , had not shown oven where
II oilman had even a shirt left unwashed
on account of the alleged libel.
Following Judge Mason , Mr. Sawyof
occupied the floor for tibent two
hours in jv. sp'h characteristic of
tlia pi'dseciitlon'throughout the case , Mr.
Sawyer criticising the attorneys on the
other side for not confining themselves to
the question at issue , and then , roaming
himself over eighteen hundred years ,
ringing in the race that crucified the
Savior a race that , Mr. Sawyer declared ,
were after gold without regard to other
things ; that wore ready to tear down at
nil times for gain. His peroration on thu
Omaha HKK was a great effort. Every
thing dishonest and filthy and false was
merit in his eyes for the HEU to publish ,
and ho pressed upon the Jury the advis
ability of making the HKK pay Hoffman
Rome of this ill-gotten great wealth that
lie ascribed to it gained through pub
lishing lies and libels. He ascribed the
BKK'S rapid Increase in circulation from
7,000 to 12,000 copies to the fact that it
had published the libel In question , nnd
kho figured , like an advertising agent , the
hort time that it would take the
I\KK \ on ft circulation of 13,000 to pay
Kotfman $80,000. , If they did this the
Jii ! : : would be allowed to exist.
held its .second day's session yesterday at
the rooms of the local Y. M. C , A. The
evening before the services wore hold in
the Presbyterian church , in addition to
the delegates a largo number of inter
ested visitors being in ntlondance. Her.
K. II. lirownlof Now York Cily , spoke
upon the subject , "The Relation of the
Church to the Association. " it was an
tuldroKs full of pith and point that was
greatly appreciated by the largo audi
ence , J. E. Drown , state secretary of
Illinois , followed in an interesting ad
dress on "The Helatlou of the General
Secretary to the Association. " This ad
dress was also listened to with much
Yesterday morning the association
opened the work of thu day with a song
Borvico and with ! ) | blo reading , led by h ,
11. Hrown. Harry Curtis , general secre
tary at Council lUull'u , read an interest
ing paper on "How to Use Secular
Agencies , " which was a practical add reus
full of interest to the association. Mr.J.E.
Hrown followed in an interesting talk on
liiblo marking that unfolded many now
ideas to the delegates and the visitors.
Under the call of business a committee
on resolutions were announced by tke
president , comprised as follows : W. P.
Itingland. of Hastings , J , K. Knsign , of
Omaha ; F. ( i , Davis , Nebraska City , and
W. H. Williams , of Crete. A telegram of
greeting from the California state con
vention Y. M. 0 , A. , was received and
answered , and ti message of greeting was
sent from the Nebraska ( otheTonnoosspo
association , which is in session at this
time. In thu afternoon the work of
raiding funds for the prosecution of the
state work was largely the order , nnd
other miscellaneous busineja was trans
acted ,
Early yesterday morning u young man
named Kennedy came-iutu the -city from
his homo three miles out in the coutf
try and placed in the hands of the Ne-
b.raska .Detective association thp yarticu-
irs of a case of rape that was committed
Ins night before. It seems that young
vennedy's sister , a girl of fifteen or six-
' en years of ago , was crossing iv Held a
ittlo way from her homo , when a
ramp approached her and by
threats upon her lifo accomplished
his hellish As soon
us the facts were made known , search
xvas commenced for the brute , but up to
Hie present time ho has eluded capture.
If ho were caught , under the present
state of excitement in that neighborhood
there would bo an almost certainty of
mob violence. The case now in the
hands of the detectives , is being pushed ,
and a reward of fifty dollars has been
ottered for the arrest of thu rapist and
bis delivery to any railroad station.
Ho is described as a German , weighs ICO
pounds , heavy mustache , light hair and
eyes , dressed in gray coat nnd v st.
T. 1 . A. MKHTFNO.
Tno members of the Lincoln Post A , of
tlio T. P. A. , arc urged to bo nrompt and
meet at the Windsor hotel parlors on
Saturday evening next. All traveling
men in Lincoln are invited to come
around to the mooting and become ac
quainted witli and become members of
the post. The ollicor.s are especially de
sirous that the post have a rousing meet-
lug at this stated time , in order that
delinite arrangements may bo inada to
take possession of the now quarters re
cently leased for the use of the post ,
In an interview with some of the boys
who have gene out from work from tlio
dilferent plumber firms in the city , they
state that no firm now has four or any
number of gangs of regular plumbers a't
work , that the pipe men arc at work , but
not the bench men. The boys further
say that they are standing out for teed
wages for good men , nnd that what they
ask and want is that the firms employ
first-class men , and not fill the benches
with cheap labor. This the story of the
men in comparison with the talcs of the
bosses published in the local papers.
With his creditors-seems to be quite an
extensive one. On Friday when the
sheriff took possession of his grocery
store on a single attachment none know
that Parsons had left the city , and few
suspected that by noon yesterday twenty-
five attachments , amounting to several
times the value of the stock , would bo
piled up against it. II. P. Lan has a
claim of $200 , L. Burr , for diamonds sold
Parsons. $100. Field & Harrison sfyoi ) ,
Brown & Patrick $1)5 ) , and others for vari
ous amounts and for all kinds of claims.
Parsons just before leaving wont so far
as to borrow an overcoat which ho failed
to return. Inquiries from commercial
agencies seemed to have hurried pro
The Mikado , that was so pleasantly
and successfully presented bv the Home
Dramatic company , with Miss Lillian
Brown as Yum Yum , will bo presented
agH'.n on the evening of Wednesday , the
2th , Mr. Norris , the musical director ,
fixing that date at the urgent solicitation
of citizens who asked time the opera bo
repeated. Among the well known citi
zens making this request wore Hov. K. H.
Clmpin , H. P. 11. Miller , 1. M. Raymond ,
A. S. Kaymond. Uev. A. Allen ,
George II. Clarke , John 11.
Clark , Edgar Dudley , II. N. Parks , D.
D.Muir , J.C.Hopkins. H. B. Patrick ,
E. U. Sizor and C. L. Algor.
Thursday evening , Mrs. G.M.Lambert-
son entertained n number of friends from
the young married people of the city at
a six o'clock tea. The following ladies
and gentlemen wore Mrs. LambnrUon's
guests : Mr. and Mrs.'D. D. Muir , Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Funko , Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Sheldon , Mr. nnd Mrs. A. G.
Beeson , Mr. and Mrs. W , M. Leonard ,
Mr. and Mrs. Lippincott , Mr. and Mrs.
A. J. Huckstaff. Mr. and Mrs. Little , Mr.
and Mrfl. J. D. MoFarland , Mr. anil Mrs.
Coons , Mr. and Mrs. Green , Mr. nnd Mrs.
Opden , and Mrs. Seymour of Wheeling ,
W. Va.
A now and novel entertainment was
presented in the lecture room of the inrst
Congregational church Wednesday even
ing which was quite well attended and
was very pleasing to nil. The sunllowor
part of the concert was n canvass upon
which wore painted massive ( lowers and
through nn npcrturo in each ( lower np-
ponred the fnco of a musician. The songs
of these suullowors wore highly entertain
ing and amusing. The progrnmo of the
evening including the above mentioned
was as follows :
Heading. "High Tide on thu Coast of Lincoln-
shlro" Miss Ndllo llorton
llnritono solo lieyoml
Mr. 0. W.Mnllory ,
Duet Marctio Trlomplialo
MisscsCochran and Doollttle.
Soprano solo Seine Day
Airs. , W. Seymour.
Ui'citntlon ( iirl of the Period
Helen Gregory.
Quarlfltto Selected
Messrs. Biirnham , Eddy , itnllnry and llama-
by ,
The Chautanqunn'd hold their next reg
ular meeting on Friday evening of this
week. The previous meetings hnve
shomi n greatly increased interest in thu
work of the year , ana uside from the
spectators who have boon attending the
club meetings a number of now members
have boon enrolled , The following is tliu
programme for the next meeting ;
Oiwiiilntfoxeiclse ? .
Miscellaneous business.
Question on "Walks nnd Talks in the Geological
logical Fields , " Mrs. Itlvutt Twenty iuln-
Uulfct reading. "Colerhluollymii to Mount
Diane. " Mrs. Itollius.
Uiltlcs report
Atones of the Field , " topic , Mrs , HnlL
Twenty minutes. .
News of the week , F. W , Smith. No
Talk on Iron and steel ( from tno article lu
Cnautanquan ) . Mr. Glee * .
Query box. Mr. Altkeii.
' ' '
Holt call. .
Quotations on mountains. '
The LaVe'tn clubr the latest social club-
oryan.lzed in the city for the " winter's
campaign gave its inaugural party a
Masonic lemplo hall Friday evening , !
which was very largely attended and re-
poi ted as a success in crery particular.
The first annual ball of the Lincoln let
ter carriers , held the past week at Tem
ple hall , was all and more than its pro
jectors anticipated , both as a tinancial
and social success. The society people
of Lincoln remembered tlio diligent force
of Uncle Sun's ; emplovcs in n manner to
warrant them in makfng their ball ono of
mutual occurrence.
Mr. Jacob Mahler , who conducted a
delightful school of dancing last spring
in Lincoln , writes from St. Louis that he
will bo in Lincoln the coming spring to
conduct his classes again.
The Ladies' Foreign Mission society
hold a very pleasant afternoon and even
ing meeting Tuesday , with Mr and Mrs.
L. J. Byer at their home , 1510 P street
The afternoon was largely devoted to the
business of the society , .and the evening
was given over to sociability. Mrs. F.
E. Newton , Mrs. T. B. Davis'Mrs. T. F.
Lasch , Mrs. J. Teeter , Mrs. O. F. Spen
cer , Mrs. A. C. Woody and Mrs. F. A.
Brown assisted at the reception.
The coming amusement attraction at
the Funke opera house is the concert by
Mine. Brambilla and her meritorious
company. The entertainment is entitled
"A Niglit of Song , " and it is n taking
title to Lincoln people , who are generous
patrons of all musical engagements at
the opera house.
Sid C. Franco , with Miss llillman as
leading lady , opens a week's engagement
at the People's theatre Monday evening ,
with Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
The People's theatre has proved a popu
lar house since its opening.
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Hayden are in
Mrs. 'iV . J. Cooper is visiting in Fair-
bury , 111. Carrie Smith , of Ohio , who has
been visiting in Lincoln , has returned
Mrs. E. M. Cooley and Mrs. C. M.
Leijrliton have gene to Minneapolis to
the National W.C. T. U.
Prof. H. H. Nicholson , of the univer
sity , was visiting in Omaha the first of the
Mrs. Cornell , of Columbus , O. , is visit
ing her parents , Mr. and Mrs. A. A. i
Brown , in this city. '
Miss Jennie Wadlo , of Crete , was in
Lincoln the past week , attending the state
convention Y. M. C. A.
Misses Mary Crissmnn , Li/zic Stino
and Maud Wohring , of Hastings , wore
visitors at the capital city the past week.
Miss Helen Phisscl , of Clinton , Mass , ,
has arrived in Lincoln to pass the winter
with Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Marsland , of Lin
coln , were visiting old friends and ac
quaintances in PlatUmouth in the early
days ot the past week.
Mrs. Ports Wilson , one of tlio actiye
and energetic ladies of the Lincoln Tem
perance Union , has gone to Minneapolis
to atteuil thn national convention of the
Women's Christian Temperance Union
in session in that city.
Mr. and Mrs , D. B. Alexander , of Cali
fornia , has arrived in Lincoln for a
mouth's visit with relatives hero prior to
the winter weather.
Mrs. J. W. Wright had as her guest
the past week Miss Belle Overman , ono
of the social favorites from tlio village of
Mr. . E. T. Roberts departed for Well
ington , Kansas , where she visits for a
week with friends at that i > lnce.
Mrs. M. A. Williams , of Now York ,
who has been visiting relatives at the
capital city , returned homo Tuesday.
Mrs. Angio F. Newman has returned
from Salt Lake City and departed Satur
day for Minneapolis , to attend the na
tional convention of the Women's Chris
tian Temperance union.
The Misses Peck departed Friday for
Denver , where they will visit with rela
tives for n time , visiting the Pacific coast
during the winter months before return
ing to Lincoln.
MISS Emma Butler nnd Miss Annie
Hd'ind ! : nro two popular young Indies of
Crete wlirt Were Lincoln visitors during
the past week.
Mr. nnd Mrs. O. C. B$1K who have
been absent on a month's trip to .Upston
and oilier eastern points , are at honie
again in Lincoln.
Still Men Will Smoke.
DA cigar contains acotio , formic , butyric ,
vuleriu and proprionic acids , prussio
acid , creosote , carbolic acid , ammonia ,
sulphurated hydrogen , pyridine , virldmo ,
plcolino , and rubidinu.
Sordid speculation and the business of
barter has not squce/.cU all the poetry
out ot the souls of the citizens of Minne
apolis , This is the way a market report
, in ono of thu newspapers road : "Corn ,
the friend alike of poet , peasant and spec
ulator , hovered lovoingly a moment at
430 , and then alighted with pluk-doved
feet on 4-lc. "
Nashville has n citizen who , In dress
nnd general conduct , appears to bo per
fectly sane , but each morning ho got * up
early , tills a small bag with food , a little
tobacco and some stones , goes to the
river and throws it in. Asked why lie
does this , ho says ; "Brother can't get
anything to eat under the wntor. " One
of his brothers was drowned ,
That kissing goes by favor , nnd by favor
only , a Berlin dentist recently found out
with n vengeance. Ho had been so im
pressed with the beauty of a sixteen-year-
old client thut ho could n"bt resist the
temptation of stealingtiovond kisses from
her , for which theft and flagrant breach
of professional etiquette ho wassentenced ;
to a | ino of 000 marks , or lifty days' ' im
Shakespeare in French , as translated
by the New'York Tribune : "llall.
horrors ; hnil I" Otherwise : "Comment
TOUS pqrtez vous , Messieurs les uoor'ours , "
America's First Lord's ' Extraordinary Con
tribution to Literature.
The .Josh 1111111118 .Speller of the
Knrly Dnj-H A ( Jamldrr , Speculator
later and Murderer of
From Hook-Lore : One of the most ex
traordinary books uvor published in tliu
Enirlish. or in fact any language , is entitled -
titled "A Pieklo for the Knowing Onus ,
or Plain Truths in a Homespun Dross , by
Timothy Doxtcr , of Daldcn , in Middle
sex county , Mass. " This f hnothy Dexter
was born in 17-115 , and being in early lifo
as poor as ho well could bo , turned his at
tention to opeeulatiou , in which pur.suit
lie eventually atpassed a very largo for
tune. Tlio partiuular ventum in which
lie reaped such a substantial reward , is
ono which shows in a marked degree the
possession of that adventurous spirit
without which a gambler merely plays
for the full. Dexter was a genuine gamb
ler. for havjng made up his mind , he
never for one instant , svyervcd from his
course. No omens of forthcoming disas
ter had terrors for him.
aome persons , moreover , can do no
wrong : everything they touch turns on
the instant to a mass of solid gold. And
of these was Dexter . of ideas
which no one ever dreamed of before a
man who filled his guldens with wooden
statues and dressed himself like a Roman
senator ; who wrote bool.'s in obstinate
ilolianco.of every law of etymology and
syntax. .
"lLord" Dexter , as ho delighted to call
himself , considered that the natives of
the West Indian Islands must bo subject
to occasional attacks of chill. Ho never ,
so far as can bo ascertained , went near
any one of the islands in his life ; but he
saw clearly enough that it was quite pos
sible for an inhabitant of a hot climate to
feel cold every now and then. He therefore
fore- collected as many old and disused
warming-pans as he could get for love oren
on credit and shipped thorn to the West
Indies , where , curious to relate , they
wore immediately bought up at most out
rageous prices. 'Ihe fashion was set and
"Lord" Dexter became rich , so rich that
ho retired to Newburyportyhoro he set
up in magnificent style triumphant in
spite of the jibes and sneers of his less fa
vored because less hair-biained
, - comucti-
It was at this time tiiat lie assumed the
title of "Lord. " He remarks in his book :
"Ime the first Lord in thoyoiinltcilStntes
of A mercury Now of Ncwburynort , It
is the voise of thu pcopel and 1 cant Help
it unit so Let It gone. " It is said that ho
also meditated dubbing himself "King
of Chester ; " but after mature thought ho
abandoned the project , not by any means
through excess of modesty , but simply
because being known as Lord Dexter by
every tradesman , inhabitant , dependent
or servant for miles round , he despaired
of being recognized by any other tiMc.
Next to the warming-pan exploit ,
which wo only mention because it allbrds
a test of the character of the man , must
certainly bo reckoned the "Pickle for the
Knowing Ones. " We cannot say precisely
when this book was published , nor have
wo over seen a copy of the excessively
scarce original ; but there is a reprint
with explanatory notes by 1'otcr Quince ,
which \yas published at Boston somu
twonty-livo years ago , and from this wo
take what extracts may bo necessary.
The first thing that would strike the
reader of ihis production would bo the
truly awful clmrnetor of the spelling and
the total absence of punctuation. The
latter characteristic is , however , not by
uny means confined to "Lord" Dexter.
for , as is well known , stops of any kind
are even now omitted by lawyers.
Further , "Lord" Dexter had precedent to
guide him in this respect , for , although
Caxton used stops , the professional
scribes of his day were entirely ignorant
f the first principles of punctuation.
The early Hrlnicrs again , worried by the
complaints oiquortllmiS J'ftaders , actually
pointed every word , am ! , ' . * ' ot unlil
the beginning of the sixteenth OOntnJy
that any system of graduated punoluit-
tion . "Lord"
was adopted. Dexter ,
doubtless , after considorlr/g / the authori
ties pro and con , decided lo abandon any
attempt to divide his nonUinoos , and when
the inevitable complaint which had
boon leveled against I the ancient
printers was likewise dlrnoted against
him , ho published a second edition of
"The Pickle , " and at the end placed
some scores of lines consisting of noth
ing but rows of commas , fcunucolons ,
colons , and noUts of mverrogation , ob
serving , "fourder mister iprintur the now-
ing ones complaino of my book the fust
edition had no stops 1 pijuin A nnf here
and tlioy may poper and H.alt u as they
pleso. " In other words , his "lordship'1
tolls his readers that if they object to the
absence of stops they can "pepper and
salt" his book themselves.
This idea certainly has the merit of
antiquity in its favor ; but what can be
said of the spelling or thu literary char
acter of the production itself ? Phrases
snob as these are common : "It dus fora
ii < : ures as "riggers , " Plymouth us
"plimith , " and so forth with an utter dis
regard of every orthodox rule.
Wo are sorry to have to confess that
whatever "Lord" Dexter might bo able
to accomplish in the way of vicarious
speculation , he certainly could not spell.
The compositor who "set up" his book
must hare been incapable over after of
spelling a word without wandering to
tup Dexter system , and confounding''it
for the moment with the usually accepted
method. There is .something positively
tempting about suuh words as "lam" and
* 'liggor ; ' in fact we recommend "Lord"
Doxtor's book to the advocates of pho
netic uriiitin , who , it is believed ,
secretly revel in similar prnctieei.
The actual contents of Ihis precious
volume are as unique as the spelling ,
and wo admit that after a careful study
wo are < | uitu unable to suy what tlin book-
is about.Ve indeed defy miy one to tell
the meaning with certainty ; to explain
the use of tliu word pickel ( siielb "pikel , "
by tin1 way ) ; to say who "the knowing
ones1' wore , or what they had done to
reuse his "lordship's" indignation ,
if a guess may bo hazarded , it would
seem that Timothy Doxler was an ignorant -
ant but sharp-witted man of business ,
bold ( as witness the warming-Dan incident -
dent ) , arrogant , proud , and extremely
solicitous of the world's good opinion.
He had persuaded himself there was
nothing he could not do , and when his
capacity was called in ipie.stion , he put
the "knowing ones" those who knew so
much more about his own business than
he did himself lo the prim of finding
themselves ridiculed in sixtv pages ot
jargon. To be ridiculed by "Lord ' Dex i
ter , of Nowburyport , the vulgar trader in I
warming-pans , the murderer of the
king's English , and he all the time laugh ' '
ing in 'his slneve there was tlio
rub. Dexter dieil at Ncwburypoit i
on October 20 , 1800 , but
not before ho had realized that even gold
fails occasionally to purchase respect
and esteem. He bitterly complains in
( he same vile hand , but this time without -
out ostentation and presumption , that
"I gave my wife and my sun live tousand
dollars a pece beeos thav ast me , and
they hav forgotten me. " Poor Lord Dex
ter ! despite the strange mixture of let
ters , there is something hero which
places you beyond the reach of Parthian
shots. Your lamentation is as genuine
on tlio face of it as if it had been couched
in the finest style of Addison or Stoclo.
A Story of the Civil Wnr.
"Corporal , you trained as a detective ,
did you not ? "
Colonel Cardonno was steadily regard
ing me with his keen , gray eyes.
"And acquired quite a reputation , " I
replied , with the customary salute. "It
wasn't a local ono , either , " I added with
pardonable priuo.
"Then yon are the man I want , " the
colonel rejoined , a grave look filling his
face. "There's a spy in our midst and I
expect you to arrest him. "
Our armies were investing Vicksburg.
The battle of Champion Hill had been
fought , which placed us between the
armies of Johnson and I'emberton with
out a possibility of their oflecling a junc
The colonel told mo why his suspicions
had been nrousod , and gave me a few
clews , not about the culprit , but about
his methods. He was communicating
with the enemy by means of the Yazoo
river or Chickasaw bayou.
Within three days 1 captured tlio cul
prit , a boyish-looking fellow connected
with thoquarterniastor's department.
He offered no protest , he made no de
nials ; ho was either a bravo young fellow
or else was supremely indifferent about
I took him before the colonel , and when
his eyes rested upon that ofliccr I saw
his face redden with surprise and confus
ion. Ho was smoothly shaven and that
made the rush of blood more perceptible.
I related the circumstances of his ar
rest and his conduct under it , and presen
ted certain paners which 1 found upon
his person , The colonel and two mem
bers of his stalf who wore present at
once decided that ho was guilty.
"J see the name of John Davis hero. Is
that your namor" demanded the colonel ,
"His not , " replied the spy. However ,
1 have boon known by that name. "
"What is your real namel" asked the
colonel ,
"Dulos Domarra , " was the prompt ,
fearless reply , without a supsicion of
evasion about it.
it was an odd name , but pleasing in
sound , ? v ! ' J'0 ' 'latl ' Pronounced it with
rare distinctness. ,
Happening to look t tJ'Q ' colonel just
then 1 noticed n change in h'.f . usually
stolid face ; it lasted scarcely a stiL-c.'Ji ! .
and yet I plainly saw it. I could not
help connecting it with the Hush that
passed over the fnco of the spy.
1 was confident , too , that the ofl'ecl
produced by the announcement of the
nuiiio had not escaped the observation of
tlin young man. bomething like a smile
stirred his lips , and there was a sugges
tion of reserved strength in It
After a consultation between life col
onel and his htulV , I was ordered to take
the prisoner ( o the guard-house.
That night while in mv tent , I beeamn
uware of thu presence of an intruder. I
was instantly on the alert , but instead of
springing up , I remained quiet , and a
minute later heard him step out into the
moonlight. I walked nolsles.sly to the
door and saw Colonel Cardonnu puss out
of sight. There- was no mistaking his
commanding figure and erect bearing.
"What did ho want in jny U-nU" 1
Then it came to me like a Hash. Stop
ping to the plnee where 1 kept the keys
to the guard-hoti&ti I found that they were
gone , My amu/.emeiit cave place to indifference -
difference , though my curiosity did not
abate ,
"I am. not responsible for what the
colonel nia.v do , " 1 muttered to myself.
l crept into my bunk and soon fell
asleep , lirtheuiorning I found the keys
in their place. I had not heard the col
onel return thum , and almost felt like
looking upon the allair as a dream.
A little later and it was known all over
the camp that the spy had eflbctcd his
escape. Of course the colonel investiga
ted the affair with n show of thorough
ness , but without result , and by and by
the escape was forgotten.
One day , just as our brigade was about
to go into action , I said :
| ' 'Colonel , a word with you , please. "
Ho stopped and paid mo respectful at
tention , lie was n soldier in every sense
, of tlio word , but without arrogance.
I I "You dill not call mo to the witness-
, stand in that investigation , " 1 said.
I "What investigation * " ho asked.
I I "In connection with the escape of the
, spy , " I replied.
j | "Oh ! " ejaculated the colonel. " 1 did
[ not know you hail anything to tell. "
: i D"Ah , colonel , I had-a greatdoaltotoll , "
1 said. " 1 wasn't going to push myself
forward. I held'nack for your sake.
Colonel Cardonne , 1 saw you come into
my lent and take the keys. "
He was a little startled ,
"is that so1 ho asked in a queer tone.
"Yes , " i replied. " 1 shall never betray
your secret , colonel , but 1 _ ani everlast-
mgly curious to know , what it all meant. "
"mill , corporal , .so' would I bo , " ho
said with ti short laugh. "You have been
very frank and very discrete , ami I'll tell
you all about it after the battle. "
It was the 17th of May. and the battle
which ensued was the battle of Black
Hiver Bridge. The colonel was wounded
and was sent to the hospital.
In an engagement which occurred three
months later , I was wounded , taken pris
oner , and conveyed tc a confederate hos
There were several female nurses , one
of whom was especially kind to me. She
was clad in sombre hues , but they did
not detract from her loveliness. Her very
presence did mo good.
As 1 was unable to speak , my most
troublesome wound being in my cheek , 1
found my gratification in simply watch
ing her. 1 fell desperately in love with
her , which was not an inexplicable oc
currence to me , and possibly not to her ,
for she was conscious of her charms.
One morning 1 heard cannonading and
noticed that it became suggestively dis
tinct. The tide of war was surging that
way and a tangible evidence of it came
in ( lie shape of a shell which crashed
through the roof of the hospital.
The fuse was still burning , and to my
intense mirprisoand admiration my hand
some nurse picked up tlio shell and Hung
it out of tliu window.
"We don't want the nasty things in
here do we boys ? " she said.
A number of wounded men clapped
their hands in applause.
"You arc a bravo woman , " I said.
"Why , corporal , " she exclaimed , coin
ing to me , "those are the first wonts you
have spoken since coining to the hos
pital. "
1 was about to reply , but she cautioned
mo not to.
"Wait a few days , " she said with ono
of her bewildering smiles.
A week later I said to her :
"You called mo corporal. "
"Yes , " she replied ; "your chevron des
ignates your rank. Yon forgot that. "
"No 1 didn't. Wo have metboforo and
you know it. For days ! have been trying
to conjecture. It isn't a fancy , I am sure. "
" .No , corp jral , it isn't ; " she said with a
repressed smile , a twinkle of mischief in
her glorious brown oyus. " 1 am Deles
Demarra. You once arrested me for a
spy. "
It dawned on mo then , and I have no
doubt my face expressed my surprise. 1
censured myself for not having at once
iccalled that sweet voice and smile and
those calm , fearless brown eyes.
"I escaped , you remember , " she remin
ded mo , with a slight grin.
"Without a display either of nerve or
sagacity on your part , " I replied.
' 'Why do you say that ? " she quickly
u.ikcd , one dainty Irind uplifted.
"Colonel Cardonno helped you , " was
my answer.
"Oh ! " she ejaculated , rifts of red and
white crossing herfaeo. "Ilu told you so ? "
"Ho got thu keys of the guardhouse
from mo , " I replied.
I did not add that ho had obtained them
by stealth. Shu looked at mnsteadfastly ,
ul mo. < .t confidingly , I thought with a
longing for me to say more.
"You are on the wrong side of this
issue , " I remaikcd.
"I believe there is iv difference of of
sentiment , " she replied a little dryly.
"It is more than a sentiment , " 1 ven
tured to say.
"Well , we will not argue about it , " she
replied , with one of her charming ges
tures. ' 'I entertain opinions , and you'll
( illow mo to do that , I know. I'll nurse
y.jl , so that you can go homo. You'll
| iolt ( uio ( { 5 ijni'teo ' * " that , I am sure. 1
did the sumo for l onol Cardonno. "
"In a-n union hosiinHJ- / naked ,
"Why , to be mire , " KIO | repjiau.
"And lie's gone north1
"Yes. He'll ' bo ( jack , though. No\y wq
hav ( i talked long enougli. dpn't you
think ? "
Our ne.\t conversation was still more
personal. I proposed marriage , anil lojd
( tor my history and pro-meets , both of
which were good. All was of no avail ,
Klie refused , kindly of course , bit | wjth
hopeless po.siliveness ,
"You Jove some one else , " I said ,
"That wouldn't bo very strange , would
Hi" she asked , that soft , bewildering
smile once more about her lips ,
"Well , no , " I disconsolately adpiitted.
The close of the war found mo enjoy
ing the rank of colonel , while my friend ,
Colonel Cardonno , had been promoted tea
a generi : | ,
A few years ago I spent a week or two
at one of our popular mountain resorts.
While sauntering along a wooded path I
mo.t a sprightly miss of fgur or. five sum
mers. She hud soft , questioning brown
eyes , was prettily dressed and did not
seem in-1(10 ( least thy. While I glanced
around , wondering where ht-r protectors
were , 1 .heard some one call out ;
"Delos , darling ! Di-losl"
Oh , how tluit name thrilled me ! Look
ing at the child again my emotion in-
oreased , for 1 rccogni/.od in her a strong
resemblance to the woman whoso liandl
had sought , in marriage. A minute later
a vivacious , bright-faced , graceful young
young girl came in sight.
"I heard you call this sweet little thing
Deles , " 1 mud , lifting my hat ; pray , what
is her hiHt name ? "
"Cardonue. " she answered.
"Ah , " I ejaculated , mv baud at my
mouth to ludo its nervous twitching.
"The general and myself are old friends.
Is lie hero ? "
'Must ' beyond the bond in the path , sir , "
she said , with a courtesy.
I found the general seated beside bin
wife on ono of the rustic benches. Ho
gave me a hcartv welcome and then in
troduced me.
"You have met before , " ho said laugh
ing. "You arrested her once for a spy. "
"And she was guilty , " ! replied. "She
afterward nursed mo in the hospital. "
. "Oh. she did , eh ? " exclaimed the gen
eral "Why , Delos. you never told mo. "
"Didn't 1 , dear ? " she said , in an odd
tone. "I supposed you know. You told'
the colonel that you released mo. "
"Why , no 1 dld'n't ! " declared the gon-
real .
"You admitted it. " I reminded.
"Well , maybe 1 did , " rejoined ho ,
Mrs. Cardouno WHS sociable with mo ;
still she was reserved enough to show mo i
that she had not forgotten my passionate i
declaration of love. '
"General , " I said as wo walked back to j
the hotel together , "you promised to ex
plain this to me. "
"Uxplaiu what ? " asked he.
"Your previous acquaintance with the
. "
"Oil , " ho ejaculated. "Well , I believe
I did promise. However , there isn't much
in it. Wo were betrothed before the war ,
both being from the south. Then came
the appeal to arms. I had been educated
at West Point ; 1 was a child of tlio state ;
I was in the regular army. I owed my
country allegiance. My convictions of
duty rose higher than my preferences ; I
espoused the Union cause. Deles , hero ,
was a fiery little southerner , and she
broke the engagement as she had
threatened that she would. Loving her
as I did I helped her out of the trouble
caused by her arrest , and she repaid It
by nursing mo back to life. The war
ended and HO did our estrangement.
Nothing very remarkable in all that , was
there ? "
"It has satisfies ! my curiosity , " I simply
The young girl I met in the path was
Mrs. Cardonno's sister. She is my wife
now , and whenever I hear the name
Deles it does not disturb mo any niore
than the name Hecky , Ann or IJridgot
_ _
Not .
Manager John Stetson Is deter
mined that decency shall not lack
a champion among the theatrical mana
gers. "I mil not particularly anxious , "
said he , "to say anything about the
Violet Cameron allair , but I am fully re
solved to stick by what I have said. Ido
not want the company to play In my
theatre in Hostou , anfl they shall not if 1
canholp it.1'
There is little to say in cold criticism
of Miss Forteseuc , says the Now York
World. The ladies in the audience
thought she blinked her eyes a little too
much , and were inclined to declare her
extravagant use of her orbs as affecta
tion , hut the explanation made of this in
that the lady is slightly short-sighted.
She occasionally pitches her voice a little
too high , but that is a fault which can bo
modified. All through thu piece nho
showed an inteUigent appreciation of
the value of the lines , and in the sympa
thetic passages gave faithful and affect
ing expression to them.
Henri Kockeforts now play , "A Daugh
ter of Ireland. " produced simulta
neously in Purls and New York at the
jatter plaeo a failure. The scene is laid
in Canada during the Funinn invasion in
1800 , The author sent the following
rather curious cablegram to Now York :
"KiiANfoiH MONK , Franco- American
Avenov , N. V : My very best wishes to you
allnndloMIXN ( ! i < orclt : Cayvnn , my younjj
IrlFh clrl , and other IntrrpieterB of my work ,
and eMieoiiilly lor the principles advocated
In It that Is to say , lor Immunity , for jus
tice for Irelnnd. IIi.vm : HOPIIKKOUT. "
New York Advertiser : Mrs. Paran
Stevens says that Mrs James ISrown Pot
ter has signed a contract with Mr. Henry
K. Abbey for a theatrical tour through
the country. Mr. Marcu.s Mayor , who is
Mr. Abbey's chief representative In this
country , niys that Mr. . Stevens is mis
taken. "Hut , Mr. Miiyer. " said Mrs ,
Stevotis at the Star theatre Monday evening -
ing when ho came lo visit her between
the acts , " 1 have seen the contract at
least the outside of it. " Mr. Mayor as
sured her that It was not a contract with
Air. Abbey , and so the matter rests for
A slgular Mi.f1 Mainily rpgUter in
kept in Home parts rfSwitzerland. / .
Whonivor those bg | round ? * nro
piiidit it is the oiifcfoin for Hie friends u * . .
relatives of a newly nuiiriiid comilo to
join in presenting them with an extra
fcpocimcn ( ) ! their dairy produce , which
is not intended to ho ( mien , but serves t\a
family register , on which the family
events , such as births , deaths ' and wed
dings are marked by oroKnim out purpen
diciilarly into the cheese. This custom
dates back us fur us tint Bovcnteonlli cen
tury , and a good many cheeses two con-
turloi old are said to bu extant.
A natural grotto was found in the heart
of the glacier of Arojia , in the Erongor-
thal , in the Valois , by Professor Forisl , of
Merges ( Canton of Vaud ) , who , with
some follow members of the Swiss Al
pine club , explored the unitary to a , dis
tance of 200 mptrjeti 0it yards. It wpu.
in some places , itf metres wide and fruit
2 to it mctrcH in iKiiglit. Purtlmr tixploru ,
tions are. to bo mauu in this grotto , ,